Tags: film, Flaming Lips, Human Rights
In keeping with the constant stream of film review posts that Brian has been faithfully putting up for the last few days, I’ve got a few events you might want to keep your eye on as well –
Doerr Center for Social Justice Education is sponsoring a showing of Morgan Spurlock’s documentary “What Would Jesus Buy.” The event is at 1:30 in the Carlo Auditorium of Tegler Hall, 3550 Lindell Blvd. The Showing is free, and open to the public.
Also, don’t miss Amnesty International’s Sponsored Showing of “Invisible Children.” at Lafayette High School from 6pm until 8pm, on Thursday the 11th. If you haven’t seen this film yet, make a point to – it’s a real eye opener.
There are some pretty cool events going on in town, including a Day Without Gay Teach-in hosted on December 10th at the Tivoli Theater in the Loop. The event starts at 9am, and Concludes around 4pm, with a free screening of “Milk.” More details can be found at http://showmenohate.blogspot.com/
Finally, The Webster Film Series will be showing “Christmastime On Mars,” the psychadelic freak out Christmas feature, made over the course of six years by the Flaming Lips. The film features amazing performances by the band, especially Wayne Coyne as the alien superbeing that saves Christmas. The film shows December 12th, and 13th at 9pm, and the 14th at 7pm. General admission is $6.
More info on many of these events, as well as other happenings this week in St. Louis, can be found at the Show Me Progress Blog
Tags: midwest, severe, Weather
Ever since I was a young lad I have heard people discuss this Midwestern city’s propensity towards extreme fluctuation in weather patterns, using the aforementioned quote in the title as a colloquial shorthand for this phenomena. Like most Midwestern cities St. Louis is indeed to rapid temperature changes which often result in pressure changes – in the summer this brings in strong thunderstorms, and in the winter a sunny day could be the precursor to cold-air snowstorms (as seen in this photograph of snow fall on a sunny spring day). Of course I still find it curious that people in the metro area like to treat this as a local phenomenon rather than a regional in their particular attempt to describe such everyday life as part of “St. Louis Weather”…
Tags: alert, infrastructure, posts, yellow
Does anyone know the purpose served by these yellow posts erected around the city of Saint Louis? You’ve probably noticed these 5 foot high pieces of infrastructure posted around street corners throughout the city, as I have. And yet despite my research into it over the last year, I have yet to discover the purpose of these urban posts in any literature online or off.
Do they serve some sort of emergency warning infrastructure, or do they stand as a legacy to an early fire department system the community developed? Although I am not sure the answer is on Wikipedia, WikiLou, or anywhere on the internet, I’m sure the purpose served has got to be interesting. And if you know, I’m sure our readers would be interested.
(I have many more photos of these posts around town if anyone else is interested in this local phenomenon)
Tags: broadcast, digg, diggnation, lafayette square, live, moulin, Podcasts, revision3, taping, techtv
We’re not sure how this slipped under our radar, but if you’re a member of Digg you’ve probably already given the proverbial thumbs up to the upcoming Diggnation taping in Saint Louis this week. This live taping of the Revision3 show, which will take place this Wednesday February 20th at Moulin (in Lafayette Square), has stirred up controversy among those youngsters under 21 years who will cannot attend the venue. Although that shouldn’t be much of a surprise considering the last episode of Diggnation was recorded amidst an Edward 40 Hands session, it seems drinks will be provided for those able to attend this local tapping of the nationally podcast/broadcast/interwebnetz phenomenom.
And while I must admit my personal ignorance to the Digg world, I couldn’t be more excited for this show, which has achieved success from some of TechTV’s finest alumni. For those who weren’t there when Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht graced our broadcast televisions (or for those who rather wouldn’t be a TWIT), these savers of the computer screen have come to save the attention deficit of a town riddled by the internet! It’s difficult to describe their site, which caters to the internet generation with original broadcast-quality shows with shows that cater to culture available only over the internet, only to say that they’ll be bringing their culture to our own bastion of eccentricity we call St. Louis. Here’s hoping we’ll see you there.
Keep up to date with events around Saint Louis as they are updated by subscribing to the Highway 61 (revised) calendar. It will e-mail you a daily agenda of the latest events, including those we nearly didn’t have time to write about (like this one).
Tags: all things considered, beads, bush, election, fat tuesday, hangover, mardi gras, missouri, npr, parade, party, primary
With apologies to Antonio French*:
Fat Tuesday– Mardi Gras parade canceled due to inclement weather. Ash Wednesday imminent.
Keep down with politics (or at least parties) on Highway 61 (Revised)*
Music fans: Bang your…hammers! Friends of the Mullanphy Emigrant Home will be hosting a benefit concert this Friday August 17th @ the Tin Ceiling on Cherokee and Compton. For a donation of only $7 to this historic landmark in desperate need of repair you can check out country/bluegrass flavors of The Monads, Red-Headed Strangers, and the Bearded Babies (of “Cherokee shuffle” fame).
And even if you can’t make the concert, we encourage you to learn more about this building, and maybe even make a donation. You can learn more about the Emigrant House on their website, and keep up to date on the restoration effort via Ecology of Absence blog. Thanks to Michael Allen and What’s New in Old North blog for the tips.
Tags: disaster, Weather
We know that it’s not the heat (it’s the humidity), but there are certain limits to these things. Then our favorite forecasters extended the excessive-heat warning for the St. Louis area. Even the evening brings no relief to the day’s harsh rays – I measured nearly 90 degrees Fahrenheit at 1am this morning.
By now you’ve probably run through any of the heat beating activities we suggested earlier, so we thought we’d suggest a couple more activities to keep you cool in every sense of the terms. As for another post related to the weather, we’re pretty sure even Ben Abell couldn’t rule it out.
- We know Ted Drew’s has bills to pay, but dairy products can make you sick in the heat. And although the downtown sno-cone stand is only open on Tuesdays, Sauce Magazine has the hookup on all the hydrating shaved-ice products for the lactose-itinerant this summer.
- If you must spend time outside, make sure it’s reveling in the abundant, tasty resource that gives this city life whilst making our hot air unbearable – water. Public pools are packed, but we hear they’re staying open a little later to help you cool off. And don’t feel guilty taking advantage of your friend with pool access – they acquired access to become popular on days like these.
- Continue Reading It’s STILL Hot!…